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With five returning Section 1 finalists, including one defending champion, the Edgemont wrestling team entered the offseason last year with great hope. Of course, that was quickly derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, and with no interscholastic tournaments — and therefore no postseaso…

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Five multi-meets into the season and Edgemont wrestling coach Pete Jacobson couldn’t be happier given the circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic high-risk shortened and adapted winter season. After all, his wrestlers are getting the best experience possible, while staying as safe as possible.

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Moving from Manhattan to Edgemont prior to his junior year in 2019 turned out to be a victory for Vikram Ostrander. He had many wins on the mat for the Edgemont wrestling team and his growth and potential has led to his commitment this week to Division I University of Virginia.

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Going from wrestling in high school and college gyms to the Times Union Center in Albany can be a daunting task for a young wrestler. Trading in bleachers for an arena is like jumping from Little League to the Major Leagues overnight.

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If there’s one thing you take away from wrestling, it’s to never give up. That’s what led Sander Miller to a Section 1 Division 2 title last Saturday.

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You couldn’t help but notice when one team in particular walked into Edgemont High School early Saturday morning. With the bleachers pulled out, mats covering the floors of both gyms and the smell of breakfast sandwiches permeating the air in anticipation of a long day of wrestling, it was a…

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When then-senior Mikey Schwartz’s father died of cancer a week prior to the 2016-17 season, Edgemont wrestling coach Peter Jacobson racked his brain to find a way to use wrestling to help Schwartz through a difficult time in his life. Little did Jacobson know a tradition would soon be born.

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With a growing list of Section 1 winners, All-State wrestlers and New York State champions, the Edgemont wrestling program has a host of Panthers to put up on a pedestal. The latest Panther the coaches can use as a positive example hasn’t achieved any of that. And whether he does or doesn’t …

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Senior Nicky Meglino finally felt the pressure. He just didn’t let it get to him in winning his second straight Section 1 Division 2 championship. Last year he won at 170 pounds, this year 182.

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If sophomore Sumeddha Biswal and freshman Stephanie Kornberg had the physical strength to match their mental fortitude, they’d be two of Edgemont’s best varsity wrestlers.

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Edgemont wrestling coach Pete Jacobson has nominated three wrestlers for the Con Ed scholar-athlete award over the years. All three have won.